about Tony

“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care”

 

- Attributed to Theodore Roosevelt

First and foremost, Tony has a passion for running. He doesn’t profess to be born with natural talent, but over 20 years in the Armed Forces has given him a discipline and work ethic that is second to none.

 

Tony has combined his passion and work ethic to help others succeed in their running goals.

 

He is a firm believer in keeping an open mind to what is considered the best way to coach runners. Whilst he is a Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach, Tony believes in continually innovating and is always learning new coaching methods strategies to assist others in meeting their running goals, whether this is for runners simply starting to run through to ultra-distance marathons. The key point is that Tony recognises we are all different and therefore applies the most appropriate training strategy for his runners.

accreditation & Qualifications

Athletics Australia Accredited Coach 2018

Athletics Australia - Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach 2018

Athletics Australia - Level 1 Community Athletics Coach 2018

IAAF Kids Athletics Coach

Community Coaching General Principles - Australian Sports Commission 2018

PBTR – Child Protection 2018

PBTR - Harassment and Discrimination 2018

PBTR - Let Kids Be Kids 2018

Getting in the Zone - Australian Sports Commission 2018

Goal Setting - Australian Sports Commission 2018

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

(ASADA) - Level 1 Anti-doping 2017

St Johns Ambulance Australia 2017

 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

 - Provide basic emergency life support

 - Provide first aid

Endurance Training Leader (ETL) British Army 2006

UK Athletics Level 2 Track & Field Coach 2004

UK Athletics Level 1 Track & Field Coach 2002

Running Highlights

2020 Australia Day Ultra 50km 3rd
2019 Busselton Marathon 2nd
2019 Berlin Marathon (2:42)

2019 City to Surf Marathon 5th (2:45)
2019 Pipeline Marathon 2nd
2019 Rottnest Marathon 3rd
2019 Bunbury 50km 2nd

2019 Australia Day Ultra 50km 1st

2018 Sandman 50km 1st 

2018 Rottnest Marathon 3rd
2018 Running Works 50km 1st

2018 Bunbury 50km 1st

2018 Australia Day Ultra 100km 3rd

2018 Darwin 10km 2nd

2017 Yaberoo 50km 4th

2017 Vine Runner Half 3rd

2016 Australia Day Ultra 50km 4th

2016 Goldfields Marathon 1st 

2016 World Masters Marathon 7th (Age Group)

2016 Busselton Half Ironman (5:01)

2016 Feral Pig 50km 1st

2016 Bunbury 50km 1st 

2016 Lighthorse 12 Hour Ultra 2nd

coaching highlights

2014 - now – Successfully coached a number of runners to personal goals

2018 Little Athletics Coach

2015 - 18 Northen Suburbs Running Group Coach

2011 Coached Army Marathon Team Champions

2011 Coached Army Junior Cross Country Team - Team Champions

2011 Coached REME XC Team - Team Champions

2010 Coached REME XC Team - Team Champions

2010 Coached Army Marathon - Team Champions

2010 Coached Army Junior Cross Country Team - Runners Up

2010 Coached REME XC Team

2009 Coached Army Marathon - Team Champions

2009 Coached REME XC Team - Team Champions

2002 - 08 Coach to Denmead Striders

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